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Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent.

Use this unit study to help teach children about Gaudete Sunday and a time of rejoicing. This lesson is based on the account provided by the Gospel of St. John 1:6-8, 19-28.

St. John the Baptist testified that he was not the Christ, but that the Messiah was coming and His arrival was close at hand. The word Gaudete means to rejoice. What do you suppose Mother Church wants us to be joyful about in this third week of Advent? St. John the Baptist knows the reason, and he proclaims it for all to hear in the Gospel. The arrival of the Christ is near!

This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.

This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student Lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-The Third Sunday of Advent Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-John 1:6-8 Coloring Sheet
-John 1:6-8 Trace & Color Sheet in Manuscript
-John 1:6-8 Trace & Color Sheet in Cursive
-The Liturgical Color of Rose Coloring Sheet
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-Gaudete Sunday 4 Cool Facts Activity
-How to Prepare for Christmas Get the Gospel Trading Card
-A-Z of Joyfulness Game
-Rejoice! Wearable Medallion in Color & B/W
-John the Baptist Testifies That He Is Not the Christ Picture Puzzle (4 Levels) 4pc., 9pc., 12pc., & 20pc.
-3rd Sunday in Advent, John the Baptist Testifies That He Is Not the Christ Mini-Book
Liturgy of the Word for the 3rd Sunday of Advent
There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students or to meet the allotted class schedule.

Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 3rd Sunday of Advent (Cycle B)
Focus: St. John the Baptist Testifies That He Is Not the Christ
Theme: The third Sunday of Advent is a time to rejoice.
Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28
CCC: 522, 523-524, 736, 1832